Horace Mann, with whom he had corresponded for forty-five years. 1787. January. Account of the Earl of Salisbury and Christine de Pise printed at Strawberry Hill as a postscript to Eoyal and Nolle Authors: 1788. Beginning of Walpole's intimate friendship with Miss Mary and Miss Agnes Berry, whose father had taken a house at Twickenham for the summer. 1789. July. Hannah More's poem, Sonnets Grfiost, printed at Strawberry Hill. September. Death of Walpole's niece, the Countess of Dysart. October. Death of Walpole's great-nephew (by marriage), the fourth Earl Waldegrave. 1790. October. Miss Mary and Miss Agnes Berry and their father left England for the Continent, where they remained for more than a year. 1791. January. Death of George Selwyn, with whom Horace Walpole had been on terms of close friendship since childhood. November. Keturn of Miss Mary and Miss Agnes Berry from the Continent. December. Walpole succeeded to the Earldom of Orford on the death of his nephew, the third Earl. During 1791 he made over the house and grounds of Little Strawberry Hill to Miss Mary and Miss Agnes Berry. 1792. July. A letter signed ' Scrutator,' containing strictures on Walpole's relations with Chatterton, appeared in the European Magazine, reprinted from the Cambridge Chronicle. 1793-1796. Horace Walpole (now Earl of Orford) during these years suffered from constant attacks of gout. His time was chiefly passed in the company of the Miss Berrys, or in corresponding with them during their absence.